• 102 years old
  • Born on April 7, 1917 in Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, United States.
  • Passed away on August 7, 2019 in Maho, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.
“We are missing a very special lady”
Mildred Boutin Prothrow, the matriarch of our family, passed on August 7th 2019 at the age of 102 years old. This digital book of remembrance is one way our family has chosen to memorialize her passing and commemorate her life and times. This website has several pages (tabs) that celebrate Mildred’s story:

  • Life: Obituary

  • Gallery: Her life and loves through pictures

  • Stories: An interactive space for you to share and read other's recollections of life with Mildred.
We will have a small family service to memorialize her passing. In addition, there are opportunities for you to join us in honoring her legacy:

  • In lieu of flowers, we encourage contributions to Wiley College in her name. To make a donation, please click - https://www.wileyc.edu/online-donation/#start. You must indicate The Mildred Prothrow Fund in the Restricted Donation box.

  • On Saturday April 4, 2020, the weekend of her birthday, we will have a party to celebrate her life and times, as she wished.
Mildred has been remembered by our Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas who adjourned the August 13, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting in her honor. In addition, U.S. Congressman Al Green (a long time family friend) will memorialize her with a citation in the US Congressional Record.

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane and ask that you share this website with others who loved her.

Posted by Nasrien Ibrahim on September 5, 2019
Dear Soror Deborah,

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending you our condolences, love, and prayers. We pray God is watching over you and your family during this difficult time. Ms. Mildred's soul will live on through you and all who love her.

Sending you our love and prayers.

Your Psi Omega Sorors
Posted by Molly Coye on September 2, 2019
Deborah, after hearing about your fabulous mother for so many years, many of us can't believe we hadn't actually met her - she has been such a vivid part of your life, and the community, everywhere you've lived. Thank you for this chance to read more about her life, and to see all the photographs of a long, rich life. You and Charles made the last part of her life a joy, and we can see it in these pages! All of our sympathy and love -- Molly
Posted by Lisa Suennen on August 28, 2019
Wow, Deborah! What a life she led and what a role model for you and the other women in your family/circle. Sending much love to you and peace to your family in this difficult time.
Posted by Dana Safran on August 27, 2019
Deborah and family -- What a beautiful tribute to a remarkable woman. I have only known Mildred through Deborah's stories -- and the light and love in her eyes when she told them.  Glimpsing Mildred for the first time in these photos, that same light shines through. Oh how proud she must have been of you!  Wishing you comfort in a lifetime of memories. Her name will live as a blessing always.  With love, Dana
Posted by Kate Goonan on August 27, 2019
I met Mildred perhaps 10 years ago at her daughter Deborah's home where she lived. We shared a beautiful dinner together. While I didn't have the honor of getting to know Mildred well, I could instantly see her impact of her beautiful extended family. What a gracious life well lived, so much good she brought to the world.
Posted by Linda Bergthold on August 27, 2019
I only knew MIldred through her wonderful daughter Deborah. But I knew she was a force of nature and was the center of an amazing family. Her legacy lies in their lives, which demonstrate love and service.
Posted by June Carter on August 20, 2019
What a loving, lovely lady!! I miss our almost daily chit chats and, for the last time, the sign off: 1 for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready ( Ize ready); Go, Girl, GO. 
Thank God and the family for letting us share her.
Posted by Ira Lucas on August 19, 2019
Mildred (Mama) Prothrow lived a life of love and leaves that legacy as a great family inheritance. We are blessed to have shared in her life.
Posted by Sylvia Swilley on August 19, 2019
How you honor your mother by being the woman you are. 
Posted by Nancy Oriol on August 19, 2019
Dear Deborah, Charles, Trey, Tony, Percy and Mimi -

Words pale in a moment like this – but watching the amazing photo essay of your lives with Mildred made it easy. Mildred - forever loved.
Posted by Delores Tucker on August 17, 2019
Deb you and family have so much to be thankful for she was a special lady and was well love by all The Tucker Family

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